Rising temperature forces change in school timings

RSN: In the wake of a sharp rise in temperature, all schools have ordered a change in timing of all government and private schools across Dhanbad and Bokaro districts to protect children from the ill-effects of summer.
The day temperatures as high as 44 – 45 degree Celsius in various parts of the twin districts has prompted the authorities to change the school timings.
Acting on the rising mercury level, the Dhanbad Deputy Commissioner Anjaneyulu Dodde directed his official to reschedule the school timings with immediate effect.
On the directive of Deputy Commissioner, DEO issued a notice to all Government and private schools functioning in the district to reschedule and limit their timings to 10:00 am up to class 5 while class 6 to 8 will continue till 12 pm.
The timings of the anganwadis (the government-run women and child care centers) have also been changed.
The schools will have to follow the new timings with immediate effect (from 30 April) and will not continue after 12 pm, said DEO.
In Bokaro schools timing also has been rescheduled and will continue till 11 am. Several schools have been executed notices in this regard.
Considering the heat wave in the past few days, the Directorate has also advised the school authorities to make proper arrangement of drinking water on the campus premises and ensure that all precautionary measures have been taken to protect children from heat strokes.
Meanwhile, the resident of the districts got a respite from the hot and scorching summer due to little showers in the evening and weather analysts predict this situation will continue for two days at least. The shower leads to temperatures dropping by at least eight notches in compression to past days.
Rains lashed most parts of the city at around 4.30 PM and continued for over for half hours. As per weather analysts, it’s the impact of cyclone ‘Fani’ which headed towards Odisha.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) official statement, severe cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm on April 30, and is likely hit the Odisha coast between Puri and Kendrapara by May 3, informed an official. Though IMD is yet to specify the exact location of landfall, he said.

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